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Obituary: Jean Harriet Mortensen Doran, 1920-2018

Obituary: Jean Harriet Mortensen Doran, 1920-2018

As the seasons changed and summer turned to fall, Jean Harriet Mortensen Doran died Sept. 24, 2018 in McKinleyville, Calif. after leading a very long and full life. She was 98 years old, but forever young. Jean was born April 14, 1920 in Fairfield, Calif. Her father, Harry Mortensen, ran a grocery store in Fairfield

MCSD candidate Erik ‘Yahmo Ahqha’ Rydberg: ‘We can accomplish anything together’

Four candidates are running for three 4-year seats on the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors, which oversees sewer, water, streetlights, open space maintenance, parks and recreation in the unincorporated community. The candidates are David Couch, Dennis Mayo, Erik “Yahmo Ahqha” Rydberg and George Wheeler. Election Day is Nov. 6. The Union recently asked

MCSD candidate George Wheeler: ‘There’s still much to do’

Four candidates are running for three 4-year seats on the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors, which oversees sewer, water, streetlights, open space maintenance, parks and recreation in the unincorporated community. The candidates are David Couch, Dennis Mayo, Erik “Yahmo Ahqha” Rydberg and George Wheeler. The Union recently asked the candidates a series of

MCSD candidate Dennis Mayo: We, simply put, are doing ‘it’ right

Four candidates are running for three 4-year seats on the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors, which oversees sewer, water, streetlights, open space maintenance, parks and recreation in the unincorporated community. The candidates are David Couch, Dennis Mayo, Erik “Yahmo Ahqha” Rydberg and George Wheeler. Election Day is Nov. 6. The Union recently asked

Dreaming Kurosawa at the Sanctuary Saturday, Oct. 20

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union ARCATA – Akira Kurosawa conceived his film Dreams (1990) in eight segments.  That’s perfect because, for the eighth year, eight bands will play live music for each of the eight segments of the film, performing behind the large screen. It all happens at the Sanctuary on Saturday, Oct. 20 at

Home is Where the HeART is

Judy Longshore Special To The Union ARCATA – Paintings, pottery and photographs by local artists and others will be up for Silent Art Auction in benefit of Arcata House Partnership on Friday, October 12, during Arts! Arcata. This one-night-only event at the Feuerwerker Building, 854 Ninth St., between H and I Streets in Arcata, presents

25th Annual Indigenous Peoples Week at HSU

Humboldt State University HSU – Humboldt State University American Indian faculty, staff and students will host the 25th Annual Indigenous Peoples Week Monday, Oct.  8 to Friday, Oct. 12. HSU events and activities are focused on Indigenous issues, ideologies and methods.  Indigenous Peoples Week challenges the idea that Christopher Columbus “discovered” America and a reminder

McKinleyville High announces 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

McKinleyville High School  McKinleyville High School is pleased to announce their Hall of Fame Inductees for 2018.  They are the 1986 Volleyball team, Travis Fleming, Class of 1994, and Sage Romberg, Class of 2010. The 1986 Volleyball team earned Hall of Fame distinction by being the only volleyball team in school history to win a

McKinleyville High Homecoming Parade, big game on Friday

McKinleyville High School’s Homecoming week started Monday and continues through the week, with the biggest day being Friday, Oct. 5. You may have noticed kids in town all dressed up differently each day.  The theme Monday was Good Morning America. Tuesday was Netflix and Pajama Day. Today, Oct. 3 is Fashion Disaster. Thursday is Jersey

Obituary: Geri Francine van Emmerik, 1960 – 2018

Geri Francine van Emmerik, age 57,  passed away Sunday, Sept.  16, 2018 at her home in McKinleyville with her husband Otto and family by her side.  She had been diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer in October of 2015 which she valiantly fought until the end.   Geri was born in Los Angeles, California, on

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